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[SERIES] 500 Days of Innovation - MVP Madness

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2018 1:32:53 PM / by Jenny Zhang

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As we near the 500-day mark for Cookhouse Lab, we thought it would be fitting to take a trip down memory lane. Join us as we explore highlights from our first 500 days in a new blog series titled: 500 Days of Innovation. Each installment will explore a different aspect of Cookhouse Lab that has played a key role in our journey so far. First up is 'Minimum Viable Product; also known as 'MVP'.

The Cookhouse Lab experience is centered around an accelerated Minimum Viable Product (MVP) creation journey.  On average, project MVPs have been completed between a two to four week period, which is a combined effort of project teams and Cookhouse Lab design and technical teams. So what exactly is an MVP?

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InsurTech & Insurance Innovation Conferences of 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 10:38:58 AM / by Jenny Zhang posted in insurtech, conferences

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A brand new year means a brand new list of conference opportunities! And with all kinds of technology advancing in the insurance world, how can you be sure which InsurTech conferences are the ones to attend? 

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The Most Innovative Gifts of 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 10:38:38 AM / by Jenny Zhang posted in innovation

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Holiday season is fast approaching and that means it's gifting time! But with so many new things on the market, how can you be sure that what you've picked is something that they'll love? 

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The Effect of Autonomous Vehicles on Insurance

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2017 10:58:07 AM / by Jenny Zhang posted in autonomous vehicles

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What if I told you that in just twenty years, it is estimated that there will be 23 million autonomous vehicles on highways in the US?

How does it make you feel? Uneasy? Excited? Both?!

The technology for autonomous driving has arrived. And with that, change is inevitable. Here are some of the ways this technology will shift the insurance industry:

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[Chatbot Series: Part 2] A Cookhouse Conversation: BOTFriends & Chatbots

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2017 10:50:46 AM / by Jenny Zhang

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Cookhouse Lab had the pleasure of hosting the BOTFriends team earlier this month as Cookhouse embarked on its first chatbot project. While they were in town, we had the opportunity to sit down with the team to learn more about their story and their thoughts on chatbots, innovation, and the future. Read more on our Q&A session below:

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[Chatbot Series: Part 1] The Chatbot Impact in Insurance

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2017 11:24:09 AM / by Jenny Zhang posted in innovation, chatbots, artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI) dates back to the year 1950, when Alan Turing developed the Turing test to evaluate a machine‚Äôs ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour that could be equivalated to those of humans. Since then, the field has exploded. 

In businesses today, AI can be found in many forms including intelligent conversational chatbots. These bots are becoming increasingly popular, with over 30,000 chatbots (as of 2016) existing on various messaging interfaces. These chatbots cater to an audience of 4.1 billion users, most of whom are on these platforms every day.

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Behind the Scenes: A Week Inside Cookhouse Lab

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2017 4:27:31 PM / by Jenny Zhang posted in cookhouse lab

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At Cookhouse Lab, we believe that innovation is created at its best through an open collaborative model with peers, partners, and start-ups in the insurance industry. This methodology combined with a global and diverse team of insurance and functional experts, ensures that every day at the lab is a new and meaningful experience for all our members.

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with both of our Innovation Chefs, Rhiannon Snell and Jason Yu to get the inside scoop on life inside the lab. Keep reading to find out more! 

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